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To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991, or e-mail to reston@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Photos and artwork are encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

<cal1>Thursday/July 29

<cal2>Business Networking Breakfast, sponsored by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Select, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly. Bring 40 business cards. Cost is $15 for members, prepaid, and $20 for members/nonmembers at the door. Bring a new guest and get two free mixer passes. RSVP to 703-437-5556, ext. 100, or sign up online at www.herndondulleschamber.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 30

<cal2>A Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Workshop, sponsored by the Autism Society of America, Northern Virginia Chapter, will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon. The workshop focuses on opening the doors to reciprocal language, genuine friendships, school and workplace success and confident, independent living for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. For information, contact Sarah Honda at 703-691-1270 or e-mail at sarah@autismtherapycentre.com.

Swing Dance. Swing Speak will play as part of the weekly dance at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Beginner swing dance lessons will be held from 8:30 -9 p.m. The dance will be from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets are $12. For more information call 703-359-9882 or e-mail at debra@gottaswing.com or visit the Web site at www.gottaswing.com.

Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/July 31

<cal2>A Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Workshop, sponsored by the Autism Society of America, Northern Virginia Chapter, will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon. The workshop focuses on opening the doors to reciprocal language, genuine friendships, school and workplace success and confident, independent living for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. For information contact Sarah Honda at 703-691-1270 or e-mail at sarah@autismtherapycentre.com.

Community Flea Market at Frying Pan Park in Herndon from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The vendor fee is $30 for a 12 foot by 24 foot space, and proceeds benefit the Fairfax County Park Authority's volunteer program and the Friends of Huntly Meadows Park. Call 703-324-8750 for a registration form.

Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 1

<cal2>End of Show Reception. Angie Magruder's one-woman art exhibition, "A Romance with Watercolor," ends its one-month run at the Reston Community Center with a "end of show" get-together from 2-4 p.m. The event is free. Her show features landscapes, still lifes and floral paintings done in watercolor, pen and ink, and mixed media. For more information on Angie Magruder and her art, visit her Web site at http://www.angieink.com. The Reston Community Center at Lake Anne is located at 1609 Washington Plaza in Reston, near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. For further information or directions, call 703-689-3550 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Museum Trip. The Reston Association is sponsoring a trip to the new Air and Space Museum-Udvar-Hazy Center located in Dulles Virginia, from 9 a.m.Ð3 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase at their on-site Subway. Fees: $12 Reston residents; $15 non-Reston residents. Ages: senior adults 55 years and older. Bus pick-up locations: Lake Anne Fellowship House, Thoreau Place and Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Call 703-435-6577 for more information.Ê

Arts Reception. The League of Reston Artists will have an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for the Annual Judged Fine Arts Exhibition at the National Center Gallery of the U. S. Geological Survey. The exhibition will feature works of fine art by metro-Washington, D.C. artists and will be judged by artist, Libby Stevens. Exhibition runs from July 30ÐAug. 31.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 4

<cal2>Washington Technical Professional Forum's Charity Golf Outing. An afternoon of 18 holes of golf, tournament scoring, individualized scorecards, unlimited range balls, use of the practice facility one hour prior to tee-off and a post-round barbecue. Cost is $75, including a donation to Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration (WORC). To register, call WTPF headquarters at 703-620-9333 or visit www.wtpf.org.

National Night Out. The Herndon Police presents the 21st Annual National Night Out, which features the police motorcades at stop between 4:30-9 p.m. in participating neighborhoods, which include Harbor House, Dumbarton Square, Parkway Plaza, Four Seasons, Dominion Ridge, Monroe Street, Herndon Woods, Herndon Oaks, Virginia Avenue, Jefferson Mews, Waterford Park, Stuart Woods, and Crestview, as well as the Herndon Community Center. This year the motorcades will be assembling from 3:45-4:15 p.m. at the Dulles Park Shopping Center on Elden Street. For more information, call the Herndon Police Community Resource Office at 703-787-7627 or 703-435-3134.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 5

<cal2>Teddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by the Reston Association, at the Glade room, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Includes bear stories, games, pictures and more. Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite bear. Ages: 3-5 years. Reservations are required. Call 703-435-6530. Cost is $3 for Reston Association members and $6 for non-members.

<cal>Friday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 7

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 8

<cal2>Bohemian Dialogue. The Northern Virginia Ethical Society will sponsor a workshop in Bohemian Dialogue led by psychologist Rebecca Selove. Bohemian Dialogue, named for physicist David Bohm, is a form of conversation in which participants develop a keener understanding of one another and discover deeper meanings in their own thinking. Free. At Blueberry Hill, a community west of Tysons Corner, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.. Bring a lunch. For further information, contact Jerry at 703-534-8708 for directions and to register.

Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 7 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's Senior Academy Tea Dance, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., for dancers of all skill levels. Featuring the fox trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz. Door prizes and light refreshments. Partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. No registration is required.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 9

<cal2>Charity Golf Tournament. Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will host an amateur golf tournament to benefit the Council for the Arts of Herndon at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event includes a day of golf, prizes, food, golf goody bags, games, beverages and an awards ceremony at Jimmy's. Registration is $100 per person, $110 after July 22. Hole sponsorships are available for $8 each. To donate a door prize or item for the golf goody bags, or to register, call the Council for the Arts at 703-689-9535.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 11

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Reston Association will host a trip to the Air and Space Museum-Udvar-Hazy Center located in Dulles, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Guided tours provided. Lunch will be available for purchase at their on-site Subway. Cost $12 Reston residents; $15 non-Reston residents. Ages: senior adults 55 and older. Bus pick-up locations: Lake Anne Fellowship House, Thoreau Place and Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Call 703-435-6577 for more information.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 13

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

Dinner Theater. The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a trip to Medieval Times Theatre in Arundel, Md., from 5-10 p.m. Features a live tournament with knights, horses and a four-course meal. Trip includes transportation, driver/escort, meal, show, beverages and tax. For all ages. Cost $45. Call 703-787-7300 for more information.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 14

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 15

<cal2>Charity Ice Show Tryouts. The annual Stars, Stripes & Skates benefit ice show will be having a future talent search at SkateQuest Reston, 1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston, from 10 a.m.-noon. Winners, who will be selected by the audience, will take part in the show slated for Oct. 15 in New York and features several professional figure skaters and ice hockey players. Proceeds from the show benefit the 9/11 Families Give Back Fund. A $50 audition fee.

Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 7 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 17

<cal2>Atlantic City Trip. The RestonÊAssociation will host a trip to Atlantic CityÊfor the day, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Chartered bus ride to Caesar's Hotel and Casino. Fee includes $11 worth of coin upon arrival. Bring a snack for the bus ride to and from the city. Cost $28 RA members, $32 non-RA members. Ages: 55 and older. Bus pick-up locations: Lake Anne Fellowship House, Thoreau Place and Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Call 703-435-6577 forÊmore information.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 19

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 20

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 23

<cal2>Master storytellers Joan and Mack Swift will present a program from 7-8 p.m. that covers the gamut of storytelling, including Jack tales, tall tales, legends, myths, fairy tales, personal tales, historical tales, multicultural tales and even tales about tales. The free program will be held at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, near intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Presentations are open to people of all ages and registration is not required. For further information, please contact Eileen Boone, Reston Community Center, at 703-648-2835; Ashleigh Soloff, Reston Association, at 703-435-6577; Reston Community Center, Lake Anne, at 703-689-3550.Ê

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 4

<cal2>U.S. Open Trip. The Reston Community Center is sponsoring a trip to the U.S. Open, in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 4 and 5, including seating for the Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning sessions. Fee includes transportation, tickets, one night at the Courtyard Marriott. Meals are on your own. The trip will run from 5 a.m. Sept. 4 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC

registration form to 703-476-8617. This trip is intended for persons age 18 and older. The fee is $300, double occupancy, per person for people who live or work in Reston. Single occupancy is $395 for people who live and work in Reston. For all others, the trip fee is $450 for double occupancy, and $565 single occupancy.

For further information, directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY).

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Opportunities Open Golf Tournament to benefit The Arc of Northern Virginia, ECHO, ServiceSource, and Larc at the Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. Presented by the Rotary Club of Dulles. For information on sponsoring or participating in the tournament, contact Lynn Ruiz@TheArcofNoVa.org or at 703-532-3214 ext. 213.